CAG! 85 – Your Compositions Tell The Story with Nicolas Bannister
Elsewhere Chronicles! Bande dessinée! Famous Shoes! Nicolas Bannister, and more!
What are the secrets to designing a world that your readers will believe in? How do you compose panels that communicate tone, tension, blocking, and character? If the “camera” in comics can be anywhere, how do you navigate the nearly infinite choices to create moments that tell the story?
I’m joined by Nicolas Bannister, artist of many amazing comics including The Elsewhere Chronicles and Tib & Tumtum, for a discussion on the narrative power of choosing the right angles in your panels.
Later we’re joined by Sharon Iverson of the Ann Arbor District Library for another round of book recommendations!
Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):
- Bannister’s Iconic Footwear series
- Bannister’s Pole Position fanart
- The Frighteners
- Aliens Stompers
- The Flight anthology series